Flies for a Maine Fishing Trip

Weatherby’s has a full service fly shop on premise to help you find the right flies for Grand Lake Stream.  If you tie flies, here is a partial list of flies to get you started filling your Grand Lake Stream fly box…

Flies for Grand Lake Stream by Season

May – StreamersStreamer for fly fishing in Maine

  • Barnes Special 2-10
  • Gray Ghost 2-10
  • Black Ghost 2-10
  • Joe’s Smelt 2-10
  • Red and White 2-10
  • Black Nosed Dace 2-10
  • Mickey Finn 2-10
  • Marabou – Yellow, Olive, Gray and White 2-10

Note:  There are many other streamers that will catch fish imitating bait fish or smelt

May/June – Nymphs

  • Pheasant Tail 14-20
  • Prince   12-20
  • Wooly Bugger-Black, White, Olive 4-10
  • Hare’s Ear – Tan, Black, Olive 14-20
  • Brassie 16-20
  • Copper John  16-20
  • Kauffman Stone- Black, Yellow, 4-12

Note: There are many other Caddis and may fly patterns that will work.
Olive and bright green are dominant colors.

May/June – Dry Flies 

  • Hedrickson, Light and Dark 12-16
  • Red Quill 12-16
  • Klinkhammer – Tan, Olive, Brown, Gray 12-16
  • Elk Hair Caddis and Caddis Emergers – Tan, Olive, Brown, Gray 12-16
  • CDC Caddis Emerger – Tan, Olive, Brown, Gray 12-16
  • Sulfer  12-16
  • Blue Winged Olive 12-16
  • Cahill, Light and Dark 12-16
  • Adams 12-16
  • Flying Ant, Black, Brown 12-14
  • Hopper 4-8
  • Stimulator 4-12
  • Beetle 4-12

Note: There are many other dry flies that will catch fish.  Most popular patterns are listed.
Emerging caddis and may fly patterns in any style are very productive.

September/October – Nymphs

  • Pheasant Tail 14-20
  • Prince   12-22
  • Wooly Bugger -Black, White, Olive 4-10
  • Hare’s Ear – Tan, Black, Olive 14-22
  • Brassie 16-22
  • Copper John 16-22
  • Kauffman Stone – Black, Yellow, 4-12

 

September/October – Streamers 

  • Gray Ghost 2-10
  • Black Ghost 2-10
  • Joe’s Smelt 2-10
  • Red and White 2-10
  • Black Nosed Dace 2-10
  • Mickey Finn 2-10
  • Marabou – Yellow, Olive, Gray and White 2-10

September/October – Dry Flies

  • Blue Winged Olive 18-24
  • Caddis 16-20

Smallmouth Bass

May, June, July, August, & September

  • Poppers, Hard – Yellow, Black, Blue, Orange
  • Sneakey Pete
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  • Deer Hair Bugs
  • Chernoble Ant
  • Clouser Minnow
  • Lefty’s Deceiver
  • Wooly Buggers
  • Cray Fish

 

Note: Although bright colors do work, stick with natural colors whenever possible. Weighted crayfish are particularly productive during summer months.

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